jeffmerk wrote:BigLebowski wrote:Jhonny Peralta is close to signing now. This is a great move by the Cards if it happens. I think the Cards would have to be WS favorites if this happens. I love the Freese for Bourjos move, as Freese has been nothing more than a one year post season guy. Nothing last year. These two moves will help their offense quit-a-bit IMO.
Giving a steroids violator with declining defensive skills a four year deal is a "great move"?
Versus giving up one of their young quality SP's? Hell yeah it is a great deal. They have no options other than a trade that would require one of their pitchers based on news reports. This whole PED/biogenesis thing is blown a bit out of whack IMO. If you don't think he is better than what they ran with in 2013 then we are on completely different pages. They were able to get a starting SS without giving up anything but cash. They also have the flexibility of moving him to 2nd/3rd base in a couple of years. Very very good signing, based on what it will cost them.